Obituaries

George Walter Scott

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39314.659294.BE (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:519
  1. M G Thorne

    George Scott was a physician who will be remembered by a generation of doctors and who admired his outstanding clinical skill and his charm, his sense of humour, and his ability to impart knowledge and understanding in an entirely painless way. He was also a man who not only enjoyed life himself but led others to enjoy life too.

    After his schooling at Epsom College, George went to Guy's Hospital as a wartime medical student—a reserved occupation so that doctors could qualify quickly and help the war effort. Characteristically, he left to enlist in the Fleet Air Arm following the death of his brother on active service. He survived the hazards of working as a pilot in South East Asia and returned to Guy's to complete his training. After qualifying in 1949 he worked on the house at …

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